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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some of the clinical findings of polycystic kidney disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Polycystic kidneys: It is a genetic disease which is autosamal dominant, which means if any of the parents have the disease, there is one in two chance of the child to have this condition.It is bilateral and can be assciated with cysts in other areslike liver, pancreas, and in some cases heart and brain.It is asumptomatic in children and many patients develope hypertension and ultimately kidney failure end in dialysis.
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Dr. Pascale Lane
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 37 years experience
Huge kidneys: Dominant or adult PKD often presents with huge kidneys with cysts. High blood pressure, pain in the kidneys, and strokes may also be issues. The kidneys lose function over time on blood tests. Recessive or infantile PKD presents earlier in life. Kidneys are huge but cysts often are not seen. High blood pressure and kidney problems can occur. Liver scarring can also lead to bleeding from the gut.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could polycystic kidney disease be cured?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not cured: Other than by kidney transplant. Polycystic kidney disease is not universally fatal. Impaired kidney function can be controlled for a long time by diet ; control of hypertension if present. Occasionally symptomatic cysts can be marsupialised laparoscopically. But, as yet, there is no medical treatment to eliminate the cysts. Many require eventual dialysis or transplant.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is polycystic kidney disease?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: Polycystic kidney disease is a inherited disease in which fluid filled cavities ranging from microscopic to larger sizes upto 10-15 cm occur in the kidneys, causing them to grow very big and loose function. The patients may have no symptoms or present with blood in urine and sometimes kidney pain.Besides controlling high blood pressure there is no definitive treatment yet.Many studies are ongoing.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages!
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